Mindfulness in the Workplace Leads to Improved Business Performance
November 2-3 | San Francisco, CA
In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and often ambiguous business environment, managers and HR professionals are challenged to meet performance demands while maintaining a sustainable work-life balance among employees who face an "always on" expectation.
New technology solutions put pressure on workers afraid of losing their employment to robots or artificial intelligence. This pressure, and the working culture it produces, has led to a reduction in productivity that costs the U.S. economy billions each year:
- Recent research indicated that employees report they are distracted or unproductive for an average of 57.5 days a year. This level of presenteeism costs the economy an estimated $1,500 billion per year.
- Absence and sickness related to stress is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $300 billion a year.
- The cost of information overload is estimated to cost the U.S. economy $997 billion annually.
But you have the ability to inform and influence practices and attitudes at your organization and encourage your company culture to become healthier.
This workshop will provide you with deeper understanding of the benefits of mindfulness at work and the ability to present a compelling business case for introducing mindfulness to teams and your organization like:
- what mindfulness is and is not
- the evidence base for mindfulness in the workplace
- how to build the case for mindfulness to your organization’s leaders using various methods—webcasts, research findings tied to organization goals, and value propositions linked to improved leadership and staff performance
- how mindfulness affects the brain, and mindful ways to work more effectively with your brain
- how mindfulness is cultivated over time through practice
Take away practical solutions for integrating mindfulness into your own daily tasks and challenges for improved workplace productivity and well-being, including:
- Be able to explain what mindfulness is, its origins, its impact on the brain, and how it can affect workplace productivity and well-being.
- Understand how mindfulness is developed:
- Be able to explain the relationship between stress, change, mindfulness, and focus.
- Identify the fundamental tools and skills of mindful individuals.
- Identify ways to incorporate mindfulness into daily life so that it doesn’t become one more overwhelming thing to do.
- Gain personal insights into their habitual patterns of thought and behavior and recognize how this affects their work and life.
- Develop practical ways to integrate mindfulness into their daily tasks and challenges.
- Develop new strategies for dealing with challenging people and situations.
- Develop new strategies for making meetings more effective.
- Develop new strategies for working in an atmosphere of change and uncertainty.
- Be able to identify specific mindful working principles that will help their organizations enhance its performance.
- Have the knowledge and skills to present a compelling business case for introducing mindfulness to teams and the wider organization, such as:
- the first steps to finding the right gradient of introduction for your unique organization
- how to recognize the obstacles to mindfulness in your organization, and how to address each concern
- how to select mindfulness partners to work with, and develop internal mindfulness training capability over time.
By integrating mindful working practices into the workplace, you can lead a culture change that enables your business to improve employee well-being and productivity.